For years, there’s been a growing concern about the amount of waste from the fashion industry that ends up not just in landfills, but in parts of the world where it’s unexpected, like rivers, where more than a ton of clothes and shoes end up floating in one big pile that’s not a pretty sight to see, this also can be said for regular trash, especially plastic where it’s the number one material that’s hard to break down in the earth, plastic bottles are easy to spot in the water, accounting for tons of trash each year, a sustainable collection at FSNYE (Footwear Show New York Expo) named WUZZA is on a mission to reduce plastic waste by turning plastic bottles into sustainable footwear.
WUZZA (I WUZZA bottle) creates footwear that’s incredibly useful out of a wasteful state, comfortable sandals that you can easily incorporate into your everyday life with self-assurance that not only are you reducing waste in the landfill, but your slowing down fast fashion from ending up in parts unknown, sandals from plastic bottles as the key sourcing combined with additional sustainable fabrics are made to be strong, WUZZA sandals show no signs of wearing out.
You’ll also love WUZZA’s cute, colorful, and fuzzy slippers that are fun to wear, designed to be slip-ons at heart, plus offering up a buckle button option who prefer a semi-traditional shoe style, these WUZZAS provide soft and comfy feel which you can wear indoors and out, they’re water repellent, easy to clean, and are made of 100 percent post-consumer recycled felt.
WUZZA’s reach goes beyond comfortable and stylish footwear, WUZZA uses its plastic bottles to make colorful items such as laptop cases, plus DANIEL PLUS LAUREN’s personal favorite items with WUZZA are activewear, WUZZA makes a fine sports bra and durable leggings that you could wear like any other.
WUZZA is on the fast track to reduce millions of tons of plastic waste just by recycling a great deal of plastic bottles, turning them into useful footwear that’s light on your feet, comfortable to wear, and trendy in the shoe business, plus items and activewear to help not only with your style, but with your sustainability.
To be stylish, you must be in with the latest prints and patterns found on attire, accessories, and especially shoes, there’s no denying that you wanna walk into a room where you know you’re the one who makes everyone envious, but there’s a catch to style nowadays, comfort is key too, it can be super-painful and very uncomfortable to be in a pair of ballet flats where every 5 minutes, you find yourself adjusting your shoe for more comfort, enter NORIE Shoes, who fulfills the needs of the black community by not only being a black-owned shoe line, serving the essentials and desires that NORIE makes its shoe collection for, women who love their outgoing instinct without sacrificing comfort, FSNYE (Footwear Show New York Expo) at Park Lane Hotel in New York City this week was the perfect place for NORIE to meet its mission.
Created by Natasha NORIE Standard, there’s not just a one-world aspect of style that’s here in NORIE, you gotta pair up style with something other than a night out on the town, or taking style out on special occasion, NORIE’s main focus is catering to the professional working women, marching into the office whether you’re a judge, a county clerk, a lawyer, or a powerhouse CEO with the corner office who needs to tell her colleagues that she’s boss, and even her bosses, that starts with comfort that makes you feel like you could do anything that the world throws at you, style on top of comfort adds to incredible empowerment of owning the room.
Not just in the office, but also with the everyday outing with girlfriends or those weddings and baby showers that come into your life at some point where you need the perfect heel or boot to show off to everybody who attends your special occasion, do not ignore prints like green and black leather found in these high heel sandals above for summer weddings or barbecues, plus a pair of brown, white, or black boots that you can march into work everyday at 20 minutes to 9 a.m. that tells your employees that you are looking out for them.
Black is still black, but after 10 to 15 years have passed, many people, places, and things have said they are the new black, last time it was orange, now it is pink, at least according to Miss NORIE herself because it’s her favorite color, pink is indeed the go-to feminine color, NORIE’s take on pink blends a touch of mauve into the color of 2023 thanks to “Barbie” with a feel of pink that’s soothing, and lights up the room like it’s a pair of ballet pink tights.
And finally, NORIE adds super-fun to her sandals collection, showing off all signs of a woman, in the most simplest form being their zodiac sign, symbols of one’s time when they were born to be an all-telling sign about the woman that they are, carrying all optimistic qualities that makes all the friends and family around them remember why they’re good people.
NORIE meets all aspects of a woman that are important to them, combining style with comfort for their professional careers, taking pink to a level where it levels up to black, and showing off their birth zodiac sign explaining all the positive aspects about them.
It’s that time of year again, and it’s not the holidays, it’s FSNYE (Footwear Show New York Expo) that took over the Park Lane Hotel just outside Central Park in Manhattan here in New York City this week, and today being one day after FSNYE ended, DANIEL PLUS LAUREN on Tuesday got to see some dazzling footwear collections, where spring and summer 2024 are poised to be a comeback year for anything dressy, finally giving the comforts market a run for its money, the Marc Ellis shoe collection are a prime candidate for all party footwear, and comfort zones too.
As yours truly illustrates in the image above, Marc Ellis with its lovely pair of high heels sandals are all about a shoe with rose gold, black, and true gold gleam with sequin detail and rhinestone hardware that’s ultimate party girl fashion, reaching out to a new generation of young ladies who want to go out to the club, seek out rooftop parties, special occasion with the simplest, yet most scandalous little black dress close to lingerie, a moment where even new buying power, GEN Z, challenges its 90’s comfort aesthetic for dressier and outgoing options like it’s supposed enemy, the millenials.
Now if you’re one who wants to hold onto their comfort, but… you want to elevate your style, dive into these lovely colors of beige, blue, and magenta with these suede loafers matching with a pair of flair slacks or pantsuit in monochrome, you can also show off a pop of color with either top, bottom, or these loafers alone that resurrect the norms of fashion which drive fashion journalists to their knees and keep you coming back for more, New York Fashion Week is slightly over 8 weeks away, and these colorful Marc Ellis loafers inspire moments at Spring Studios and Angel Ortiz with Art Hearts Fashion.
If you’re not in love with sexy boots like this, chances are you let TikTok get to your head, and let Dry January rule your life after the holidays, don’t forget that you need to show off style to even your low-key friends, somebody has to inspire your circle, and it has to be you with these Marc Ellis high heel boots, bringing you the best in leather rain boots for maximum foot and calf weather protection that kicks your style into high gear, blustery and calmer days call for brown suede for only a minimum amount of protection, holding high-yield style.
You cannot leave the house without having a handbag that defines you, Marc Ellis goes all out with carryall handbags both large and small in black and white, boldly starring in its certified leading role at its namesake, get into clutches not only in green, but also in beige and chain accessory to act as a body clutch with convertibility in distinctive colors and precious metals to get you noticed.
Marc Ellis is revved and ready to take on spring and summer 2024 for those who can’t wait to step out of their comfort zone, and are looking forward to a season or more of playing dress-up, where no one can speak out against their outgoing style, and will eventually give up on their sweats for something more revealing.
The winter edition of FSNYE (Footwear Show New York Expo) kicked off today at the Park Lane Hotel outside Central Park in midtown Manhattan here New York City as it features shoe designers from all backgrounds ahead of the new year with spring, summer, plus next fall and winter in mind, first up is All Black, an elegant collection that made to not only be stylish, but also be comfortable as you conquer every shoe trend here in the Big Apple.
For over 3 and a half years, dressing up was nothing but out of the question for all genres of fashion, COVID-19 plus post-COVID-19 put everything on hold, strictly comforts ruled the runway, but now that we’re heading into 2024, dress is coming back, All Black navigates spring 2024 with the return of the ballet flats, thanks to factors like TikTok taking strong hold on GEN Z, plus staying at home while the COVID-19 lockdown made us stay safe.
As 2024 gets more dressier, All Black’s mission to be more dress again includes stylish heels, shiner and sparkling options, a return to more feminine looks to style up on for those cocktails parties and summer occasions you’ll be attending in full force once again, millennial fashion appears to be coming back onto the fashion scene as GEN Z finds its way to more stylish options, plus GEN ALPHA now post-GEN Z that we’ve been advised to may close attention to.
Style and dress are not just reserved for heels and flats, All Black is all in with their comfortable and fashionable sneakers, All Black offers up denim and smooth black and blue styles, plus suede beige, black, yellow, and midnight blue sneakers with white soles, there’s also sequin and mesh sneakers that are super comfortable and super-lightweight so your feet can move around Manhattan in utmost style.
All Black also looks ahead to next fall/ winter 2024-25 with boots styled in 3 ways, a mod look at the sole of the boot that includes zippers on the side, a smug boot look that comes in chunky and weather ready for any snow or cold, and man-tailored looks for those feminine clientele who love to hold a male look to their female aesthetic; All Black also will continue to put emphasis on the Mary Jane shoe.
All Black is super-ready to lead the charge in bringing back the meaning of dressing up in 2024, with cocktail heels, platform shoes, Mary Jane’s, stylish mod boots, mesh and sequin sneakers, man-tailored boots, and the biggest return to the streets here in New York City, especially Manhattan, the return of ballet flats.
If you’re looking for a gift that gives back this holiday season, Ivy Cove has partnered with Step Up, the mentorship nonprofit guiding girls to their success, to design this exclusive Ivy Cove x Step Up Market Tote. The engineered honeycomb leather design of the Market Tote transforms from an easy to store flat leather piece to a unique shopping tote, perfect for the market, the beach or just about anywhere. This tote is reversible featuring the signature Step Up Orange with their logo on one side and vibrant multicolor hues on the other, making every trip to the market a fashionable one.
20% of proceeds from the sale of this exclusive and limited edition Ivy Cove x Step Up Market Tote will go directly back to the organization to help support their mentorship programs. While this tote is available all season long while supplies last, you can also take advantage of Ivy Cove’s 15% off sitewide sale for Giving Tuesday. There’s really no better time to give a gift that gives back!
Taylor Swift got her Cyber Monday off to a gifted start today as Taylor officially announced that her historically high-grossing “ERAS Tour Film” that’s the entire ERAS Tour concert that rocked venues here in the U.S. and globally with astonishing economic improvements to where she stopped, will be landing in your home to rent and stream on December 13, 2023, the day that Taylor turns 34-years-old, her birthday of course, Taylor’s “ERAS Tour Film” at home will also be an extended version, adding “Wildest Dreams”, “The Archer”, and “Long Live”.
No word yet on where “Taylor Swift: The ERAS Tour Film” will officially call home to stream on December 13, but you can rent it at places like Apple TV, Google Play, VUDU Fandango, Prime Video, YouTube, and on Xfinity if you just so happen to still have a cable subscription along with having streaming platforms, if not just cable, and don’t worry, all 6 of these platforms stemming from new, middle, or older media are stamped and recommended by Taylor Swift, because Taylor knows you will have the best experience on your device or T.V., just like DANIEL PLUS LAUREN did when seeing “ERAS” at AMC Theaters back on October 14.
Tonight was an eye opening experience for DANIEL PLUS LAUREN, because the timing couldn’t be better, as the fashion industry employs new and more favorable methods to change the beauty industry for all consumers who are devoted to improving their outer beauty, enter Osswald here on 242 Mulberry Street in lower Manhattan here in New York City, the best place to find new innovations in beauty, Osswald tonight launches a groundbreaking skincare experience where technical input from Korean beauty stops the frustrating hunt for skincare that works, enter VENN, who eliminates 30 steps to improving your skin.
According to history, there’s never been a war between Korea and France, and we are all thankful for that never coming true, but measured in terms of skincare, Korea is now the winner… because they back their claim on why they got the best skincare over just saying it, it’s all about innovation, technology used to significantly reduce the steps you need to take for absolutely effective skincare, that’s found in VENN Skincare created in 2017 by 2 gentlemen who were dismayed by the numbered steps of skincare whom most people don’t have time for, since Korea has been known to be on the forefront of innovating skincare, VENN had the busy woman, and especially the busy man in mind who only need very little steps to improve their skin, based on delivery technology.
There are 4 patents involved in the making of VENN, ingredients that do not just sit on your skin after applying before they’re washed away to be gone and do nothing to improve your complexion, VENN’s 4 patents takes those ingredients on your skin and makes sure they are going to work to give you an incredible transformation to the look of your skin.
A very big key component to VENN is microbios, a common term used to improve gut health because the gut is an organ, skin is also an organ that needs microbios to improve its health, much like microbios, VENN contains probiotics, prebiotics, and post-biotics that work to improve the organ that is your skin, much like your gut, to drive out bad bacteria, and replace it with good bacteria to strengthen your skin, VENN uses third party firms to certify that it’s using microbios in a verified way so your skin’s health sees great improvement.
VENN Korean skincare is so advanced, and easy to use, that all you have to do is apply the all-in-one face cleanser dry on your face before washing it away once you’ve washed it, it contains no fragrances, deep cleans the skin including pores and wrinkles, removes skin buildup, and gently exfoliates the skin, while instantly hydrating the skin; the VENN red oil serum can be applied after you’ve washed your skin in any active order, but it mainly improves skin’s elasticity and firmness and nourishes the skin with restorative moisture, VENN red oil serum hydrates skin for 24 hours, improves skin’s firmness, and instantly increases skin’s radiance.
VENN Korean Skincare is so highly regarded, that the only place you can get this next-level skincare is at Osswald at 242 Mulberry Street in lower Manhattan here in New York City, because Osswald is a space where only fine skincare and body fragrances are found in this curated space; you can also go to ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR to get an exclusive VENN skincare facial, because like Osswald NYC, you can only find VENN in high-quality places, because Korean skincare, 4 innovative patents, and third party certified microbios are an extremely important component to an organ that is your skin.
It’s such a good feeling to have all your holiday shopping done! Ivy Cove is making it easier for you with offering a Black Friday deal of 15% off sitewide from November 22nd-28th with no code needed. Now you can take advantage of major savings with this luxury leather goods and accessories brand based out of Montecito, CA.
Not sure what to get all your people this year for the holidays? We’re here to help and show you some unique ideas that your friends and family are sure to love. From beautiful home, travel and lifestyle accessories to luxury leather goods like men’s and women’s bags and shoes (and even pet accessories!) that embody laidback luxury, Ivy Cove will help you check everyone off your list and love all your people well whether you’re shopping for her, him, your workout buddy, your dog, the homebody, the techie, the game lover, the traveler, or the host or hostess. And with each item handcrafted with responsibly sourced leather and sustainable materials, you can feel good about your purchases. Looking for gifts that give back? We also got you covered. And who knows, you may want to add a few of these to your own wish list.
For Her (And Gifts That Give Back)
From chic leather totes (that instantly become your wear with everything bag) to unique market totes, stylish wallets, makeup/travel pouches and even luxe fur sandals, Ivy Cove has a variety of beautiful items for any lady on your list. And if you’re looking for a gift that gives back, this Step Up Market Tote helps to support Step Up, the mentorship nonprofit guiding girls to their success. With 20% of proceeds for this reversible tote going directly back to the organization, your purchase immediately helps to support their mentorship programs.
Shopping for the man who has everything? You can’t go wrong with a new luxury bag for the office or gym, a leather dopp kit, duffle bag for traveling, sleek wallet or stylish leather mules. Ivy Cove has something for a man of any age.
For Your Workout Buddy
Your yogi friends and fam will be so excited about these cool sporty gift items. A luxury tote with a built in compartment to hold your yoga mat? Genius. Want to carry even less items? Opt for the yoga mat harness for an easy hand-free way to carry your mat in style. Show your yoga bestie some love with a chic thermo water bottle so they can stay hydrated and complete their work out look.
For Your Dog
Spoil your pup with the cutest pet accessories like luxury collars, leashes, carriers, harnesses, travel bowls and treat bags. Our favorite? A matching, fancy poop bag holder. That’s right! And it’s available in a variety of colors. So when you run into your neighbor on a walk, you’re not just holding a plastic bag. And the best part is it clips to your leash. So chic.
For The Homebody
We all have a homebody in our life to gift for. This year look for something unique like a leather planter (to instantly elevate your decor), or elegant leather baskets or catch all trays for all the organization lovers out there. Also who doesn’t enjoy a cozy gift like a leather candle holder or comfy slippers? P.S. These unisex Rancho Slippers are perfect for men or women!
For The Techie
Whether you’re shopping for a thoughtful gift for your boss, co-worker or family member, these luxury tech items will impress all the tech savvy people on your list. From luxe cord, airpod, phone and computer cases to USB notebooks, mouse pads and leather Apple watch straps, these tech accessories will help make your work life easier and keep all your tech gear in one place.
For the Love of the Game
Let the games begin. This leather Golf Set (with hidden mini flask) and golf club cover is perfect for all the golfers in your life. Looking for something fun and different for those friends and family who like to play games outside? This domino or poker set is easy to take with you on a trip, to the park or even to a restaurant.
For The Traveler
To help your loved one or bestie get ready for their next trip, give a thoughtful travel item to help them stay organized like a leather wallet/passport holder set, card case, jewelry holder, watch case, packing cubes, travel bag, dopp kit or wardrobe bag (where a half zip garment bag transforms into a carry all duffle bag).
For The Host or Hostess
For all the party planners out there who deserve an extra thank you, here are some unique gift ideas to make them feel appreciated. From a cocktail shaker, flask and ice bucket to drink coozies, bottle openers and a travel flask set (great for a day at the park or on a boat) all featuring Ivy Cove’s signature brown leather and stripe design, these drink accessories are perfect for the host or hostess who loves to entertain. And for the person who has everything, we love these around the world coasters, chic serving tray, colorful apron and stylish cigar humidor. For the wine enthusiast, this wine tote (available in natural and cobalt blue) makes it easy to carry up to 4 bottles in style. Throw in a blanket, some knives and cheese, and you’re ready for a wine picnic.
The fiery style of “The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes” can’t be outrun as the red carpet proved to be a parade of jewelry, gowns, etc.; having close ties to pop star, Olivia Rodrigo, Conan Gray supported his bestie Monday night at “The Hunger Games” premiere out in Los Angeles, which Dorazio PRemphasized Tuesday as Conan wore Le Vian jewelry and Kati Qain style to this must see event.
After combing through the beautiful diamonds, gems, gold, silver, and other precious metals that Le Vian has in their jewelry collection, DANIEL PLUS LAUREN declares the closest earrings Conan Gray could have worn by Le Vian, it’s the Le Vian Opal Earrings 3/4 ct tw Diamonds 14K Strawberry Gold, pear-shaped opals with chocolate and nude diamonds designed in.
Dorazio PR’s setup for Conan Gray also exceeds beyond Le Vian earrings, they’ve recruited stylist, Katie Qian, to style up Conan for the right red carpet look that catches “The Hunger Games” era, Conan is wearing the perfect mockingjay suit by Guarav Gupta, and shirt by DZOJCHEN, a tribune look to outwit death, and take all the survival of the fittest has to offer.
If you haven’t officially kicked off the holidays like you were suppose to on November 1, 2023 at 12:01 a.m. EDT according to the queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey, nobody’s judging you, Halloween doesn’t end while you’re still partying, coming down off spooky, or haven’t even eaten your Thanksgiving dinner as of yet, but one thing is certain while you transition from one holiday to another, Lauren Conrad made it official today that her LC Lauren Conrad Holiday 2023 looks are out at Kohl’s.
Going left to right from top to bottom in DANIEL PLUS LAUREN’s above image, Lauren spotlights black miniskirt with A-line silhouette, 2 front faux pockets, and hook-and-eye closure and zipper side with 17 and a 1/2 inch length, and fabrics of rayon, nylon, and spandex; Lauren then goes for fandango pink overcoat with bone colored Jazlynn women’s loafers, and light gray texture knit faux fur pompom beanie for a popping winter; Lauren’s cream winter ensemble has indeed gone green, woodland green that is with the Jordyn chain barrel crossbody bag; and burnt red Christmas love with petite high low wrap maxi dress to stand alone for Christmas cheer.